The Time I Was Trapped

Have you ever felt trapped?

Have you ever felt trapped?

Sidney B'Hymer, Contributor

I watched the clock tic and felt time going slower than I ever thought it could. I wanted to help someone but I was trapped. The place some people don’t want to be at all. I didn’t want to be there even more than them.


When I woke up that day, everything was normal. I got ready for school. I brushed my teeth, brushed my hair, got my shoes on, got my lunch ready, and got my water bottle ready. Then I headed off to school. I went to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd blocks. Then I headed off to the advisory and I got the note that I need to call my mom.


I went down to the office and asked them if I could go get my phone so I could call her on my own phone and they said it was fine. On my way to my locker, I was wondering why she would want to call me. I called her and then it hit me like a cliff just fell on me. My brother had another flare. A flare is when your body is trying to stop something from hurting you when you have Crohn’s disease. It could just be a seed in your intestines, but your body is trying to stop it from hurting you, so it starts to attack your body. And he had to go up to the hospital. I walked out balling and went to put my phone back in my locker. Then, when I got into the aqua team hallway, a teacher asked me what was wrong and I told her what happened. At lunch, Mrs. Goodman said that if I want, I can eat lunch in her room. I told her that I will try to eat in the cafeteria which was the multi-purpose room at the time.


When I walked in, everyone saw that I was crying and some of my friends ran up to me. I panicked and didn’t want everyone to know so I walked out of there and asked Mrs.Baker if I could go to Mrs.Goodman’s room. For the rest of the day it was like I lost my brother. I had to go through the whole day worrying about him and what may happen.

A few months later he still has to go to the hospital to get tests done, and he still gets admitted into the hospital because he has flares every now and then. I still get worried and sometimes it is even worse than a couple of months ago. Something I realized is to use every moment you have with other people because you never know when they might have to leave. I know I’ll never take important people for granted in my life.